Posts Tagged ‘south street seaport’

Trading Post Transforms Seaport Spot into Glamorous Locale

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

Dining 2 Trading Post offers traditional American food with a twist As I approached 170 John St. the other night, I thought perhaps my memory had failed me. This couldn’t possibly be the same space that housed the stale-ale smelling Yankee Clipper just two years ago, where people came to bet on horses before OTB got canned. [&hellip
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The Plot Thickens: Seaport Update

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Pier_17_South_Street_Seaport South Street Seaport and its museum may soon be no more By Helaina Hovitz As suspected and outlined in last week’s article, March 20’s City Council “food market” victory announcement turned out to be a lot of smoke and mirrors. In approving a Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) application with the Howard Hughes Corporation, [&hellip
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The Long Street to Recovery

Written by Jessica Mastronardi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

seaportBiz_ South Street Seaport businesses are still struggling with legal issues in the wake of Hurricane Sandy damage It is no surprise that the South Street Seaport is still heavily feeling the effects of Superstorm Sandy. At a recent legal clinic aimed at helping small business owners in the area, several owners spoke about the difficulties [&hellip
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Seaport Shops Sending Out SOS

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Council Member Diana Reyna listens to a South Street Seaport small business owner talk about rebuilding her business after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Aaron Adler Many of the small businesses near the South Street Seaport are struggling to repoen after devastating hurricane damage. By Caroline Lewis Made Fresh Daily, an all-natural café in the once-bustling South Street Seaport neighborhood, enjoyed a buzzing lunch hour on a recent Monday afternoon, seven weeks after Hurricane Sandy left a high-water mark halfway up [&hellip
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Dewing Things Better: The Meaning of the Holidays

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

images (1) “Sitting here in this charming Upper East Side restaurant, it’s as if nothing horrendous happened only a few miles away.” Words from a visiting former New Yorker remind me that more hurricane-unscathed New Yorkers need to get out and visit South Street Seaport and other areas battered and shuttered by the hurricane. Communities like Staten [&hellip
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South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 Owners Discuss Fire and Future Plans

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Paul Bisceglio After a small fire engulfed the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 in mid-July, a representative for the pier’s owner, the Howard Hughes Corp., was on hand at a recent community meeting to address safety concerns and future development plans for the site. Michael Piazzola, the senior general manager for Hughes Corp., told [&hellip
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Downtown Social: Celebrating NYC as a City of Water

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Downtown Social, Our Town Downtown

Text by Adel Manoukian Photos by Ian Douglas Key local and state officials and prominent waterfront activists got a splash as they celebrated the fifth annual City of Water Day Festival on Governors Island this past Saturday. The festival included a dockside press conference at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17, followed by a launch event [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Quinn Asks Con Edison to Get Back on Track City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn released a letter last Wednesday to Con Edison asking the electric company to immediately resume negotiations with Local 1-2’s union workers and end their dispute, which caused a lockout during the week’s extreme heat. In the letter, Quinn criticizes the [&hellip
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South Street Seaport Fire Caused by Electrical Wiring Mishap

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Our Town Downtown

A fire that broke out at the South Street Seaport on Saturday was caused by faulty electrical wiring, reports the Huffington Post.  The fire started under Pier 17 and grew to engulf about 100 square feet, but was tamed in under two hours. Pictures of the blaze show onlookers photographing and gawking at immense clouds [&hellip
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